I recently discovered a very interesting and useful YouTube channel called “Get Germanized”. Continue reading “Get Germanized – Interesting Vlog”
In response to a growing number of messages I am receiving asking about how to go about finding properties in the area, I can recommend the following web search engines:
Unfortunately, they are in German but it is easy enough to find your way around them using a dictionary, or for those who really cannot be bothered, by running them through an online translator such as the one available on Google Chrome.
I am working on doing a full article which will include common terminology and other bits of advice on finding property. I will publish that as soon as I can.
Ice cream as we all know comes in a dazzling array of flavours ranging from the traditional through the exotic to the downright weird. However, on a trip to Cochem I tried ice cream – Riesling ice cream in fact. Continue reading “Riesling Ice Cream”
I am not a huge fan of statistics as no matter how factual they are, and if read out of context they can be misleading also.
After much digging on the internet, I discovered a reasonably useful booklet titled “Health Guide for persons with migration background in Rheinland-Pfalz”. I say “reasonably” as it was published in 2010, although the bulk of the information in it should still be valid. Continue reading “Health Guide for Immigrants”
Tractors are some of the few items of machinery used during the grape harvest here. The steep of the vineyards make mechanisation a challenge, and most things are done manually as they have been since the Romans first introduced grapes to the region. Continue reading “Mechanising the Grape Harvest with Tractors”
Moving abroad is a massive step. Numerous worries cross our minds ranging from whether our lack of the native language really will be a barrier through to seemingly trivial things like are decent tea bags available? However, one of the biggest and most important concerns is what are the healthcare arrangements in case of sickness or injury? Continue reading “Healthcare in Germany”
The great thing about the Mosel valley is its accessibility. It is located close to the borders with Belgium, Luxembourg, France and the Netherlands, and excellent transport links make getting here from anywhere Europe a breeze.
My son has loved climbing ever since he was little. Even now at the age of 18, he cannot resist those climbing walls you see around. So, imagine his (and my) delight when we discovered a superb climbing park located in a woodland above Traben Trarbach. Continue reading “Adventure Forest Climbing Park”